Pakistani university's ban on Valentine's Day takes social media by storm

02:41 PM | 15 Jan, 2019
Pakistani university's ban on Valentine's Day takes social media by storm
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LAHORE - Earlier this week,  The University of Agriculture in Faisalabad had announced that the institute will be celebrating ‘Sister’s Day’ on February 14 instead of Valentine’s Day.

UAF Vice Chancellor Dr. Zafar Iqbal Randhawa said the varsity will be observing ‘Sisters’ Day’ to promote eastern culture and Islamic traditions among the youth.

The varsity vice-chancellor further said that “UAF was mulling a plan to distribute scarf, shawls and gowns” among female students on the day.

Inaugurating the signage “I love UAF”, Dr. Randhawa said, “We are enriched in our culture, norms, and Islamic values.” In our culture, women are more empowered and earned their due respects as sisters, mothers, daughters, and wife, he added.

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The announcement created an online debate all around the country and Twitteratis couldn’t stop talking about it. A couple of Pakistani prominent personalities and celebrities had also shared their views regarding the decision by UAF:

Senator Sherry Rehman:

Sherry Rehman reminded everyone that women are not objects and the University administration should reconsider their decision.

Comedian Shafaqat Ali :

Pakistani comedian Shafaat Ali shared Politician Sherry Rehman’s tweet and said that women are actually not objects.

Osman Khalid Butt:

Osman Khalid Butt was not able to comprehend the decision of declaring Valentine's day as Sisters day by the UADF. He also said that female students should also gift horse blinders to male students.

Let's go through some more tweets with #Sistersday:

https://twitter.com/mariamawan19941/status/1084457911189995520

What are your thoughts about the decision by UAF? Let us know in the comments section below.